Invasion of owls
k THOUSANDS of bird enthusiasts are witnessing a strange phenomenon in Minnesota -- a mass invasion of northern owls.
HIV and blacks
k THE HIV INFECTION rate has doubled among blacks in the United States over a decade, government scientists said Friday.
UW exceeds goal
k THE YOUNGSTOWN/MAHONING VALLEY United Way exceeded its 2004 campaign goal of $3.2 million.
Helping the hungry
k A CAMPAIGN has begun to raise $50,000 in cash and 40,000 pounds of nonperishable food to help the hungry in the Valley.
Changing behaviorto improve grades
k YOUNGSTOWN schools implemented a Capturing Kids' Hearts program that aims to change behavior to improve academic performance.
Teens and religion
k THE MAJORITY of American teens believe in God and worship, but their religious knowledge is remarkably shallow, a new survey says.
Rocking the Oscars
k COMEDIAN Chris Rock will host the 77th Academy Awards show on ABC on Sunday night. "The Aviator" leads in nominations.
k CANFIELD HIGH'S boys basketball team defeated Howland 65-50 in Friday's Division II sectional final to advance to next week's district semifinal against the Liberty Leopards.